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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commissioner today issued recall reports on a small handfull of residential products that, if used, could compromise the safety of a home and everyone inside it. We have collected the products and the details behind their recalls below. 


Honeywell System Sounder L-series Low Frequency Sounders, Sounder Strobes, and Compact Sounders

Honeywell System Sounder L-series Low Frequency Sounders, Sounder Strobes, and Compact SoundersAccording to the Commission's report, "The sounders and strobes can malfunction and cause the fire alarm system to fail to alert consumers of a fire."

There have been no reported injuries related to this recall, the Commission confirms, but that may not be the case for long if contractors and/or homeowners don't identify the affected models. Installers and users can do so by checking the date codes and models. Affected date codes include 3034 and 3035 and the affected models are:  HWL-LF, HWL-LF-BP10, HRL-LF, HRL-LF-BP10, HGWL-LF-BP10, P2WL-LF.

If you discover a potentially faulty product, the Commission recommends contacting Honeywell "to arrange for a free inspection and free repair." 


U.S. Boiler, New Yorker Boiler, Advantage, FORCE and Archer brand gas-fired hot water residential boilers

This particular recall affects a number of residential boilers manufacturered under a number of brand names including US Boiler, New Yorker Boiler, Advantage, FORCE and Archer. The malfuction involves a blocked vent switch. 

U.S. Boiler, New Yorker Boiler, Advantage, FORCE and Archer brand gas-fired hot water residential boilersThe Commission's report reads, "The blocked vent switch (BVS) can fail to shut down the burners if the boilers are installed at altitudes above 5,400 feet and the vent system becomes blocked. In such an event, the boiler can emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide into the home, posing a carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning hazard to consumers."

The full list of affected boiler models includes: 

  • U.S. Boiler ES2 (pictured right) models ES23, ES24, ES25, ES26, ES27, ES28, ES29 (with or without “-N” or “-P” suffix) 
  • U.S. Boiler Series 3 (pictured right) models 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309 (with or without “-N” or “-P” suffix) 
  • U.S. Boiler X-2 (pictured right) models X-202, X-203, X-204, X-205, X-206, X-207, X-208, X-209 
  • New Yorker CG-E models CG30E, CG40E, CG50E, CG60E, CG70E, CG80E, CG90E 
  • New Yorker CG-F models CG20F, CG30F, CG40F, CG50F, CG60F, CG70F, CG80F, CG90F 
  • Advantage AG models AG3, AG4, AG5, AG6 
  • FORCE models FORCE02E, FORCE03E, FORCE04E, FORCE05E, FORCE06E, FORCE07E, FORCE08E, FORCE09E 
  • Archer Boilers Lancer models LCR-2-038, LCR-3-068, LCR-4-102, LCR-5-136, LCR-6-170 

There have yet to be any reported injuries related to this particular malfunction. But considering the grave nature of the recall, that may not be the case for long. If contractors or homeowners identify a potentiall defective boiler in their projects or homes, repsectively, the Commission's says to "immediately contact U.S. Boiler to receive a free repair that includes a free replacement main burner gas orifice and a free replacement blocked vent switch if needed. Consumers who continue use of the boilers while awaiting repair should have working carbon monoxide alarms outside of sleeping areas and on each floor of the home."


Insignia Air Fryers and Air Fryer Ovens

Insignia Air Fryers and Air Fryer OvensIn a recall issued by Best Buy, it appears that Insignia Air Fryers and Insignia Air Fryer Ovens—model numbers NS-AF34D2, NS-AF5DSS2, NS-AF5MSS2, NS-AF8DBD2, NS-AF10DBK2, and NS-AF10DSS2—suffer from a malfunction that, according to the Commission's report, "can overheat, causing the handles to melt or break, posing fire and burn hazards." The report goes on to say that "additionally, the air fryer ovens can overheat and the glass on the door can shatter, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards."

There have been no reported injuries related to this particular recall. However, there have been a number of reported malfunctions. According to the report, "The firm has received 24 reports of overheating/melting or glass shattering, including six reports of air fryers catching on fire."

The Commission reccomends that affected users should "immediately stop using the recalled Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens and visit https://www.recallrtr.com/airfryer for instructions on how to submit photos of the recalled unit(s), the model number, purchase receipt, and on the destruction of the unit."

Purchasers can expect to recieve a refund in the form of a check or Best Buy store credit. Best Buy, according to the Commission's report, will not accept product returns in person, but has "contacted all known purchasers directly."

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